The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses July 7 to July 9, 2014.
Cody Scott Jameson, 22, and Tanishia Francine Crawford, 21, both of Klamath Falls, July 7Learn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses July 10 to July 14, 2014.
Dustin Bradley Barnes, 23, of Sunburst, Montana, and Tiffany Arlene Blair, 20, of Drain, July 10Learn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses July 15 to July 18, 2014.
Aaron Andrew Larsen, 28, and Andre Bailey Cartee, 27, both of Roseburg, July 15Learn more »
Club News: Roseburg Button Club explores the story of vulcanization and rubber buttons at Aug. 1 meetingJuly 29, 2014 —
Club discusses rubber buttons
The Roseburg Button Club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday in Conference Room A at the Community Cancer Center, 2880 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.Learn more »
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG
PETERSON — Kelsey and Lee Peterson, Roseburg, July 11, a son, Carl Mitchell Peterson, 9 pounds 9 ouncesLearn more »
VFW promotes driving safely
Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary from Post 2468 invite motorists to take a coffee break at the Cabin Creek Rest Area near northbound Milepost 142 on Interstate 5.Learn more »
Katheryn Elizabeth Leon and Jared Karl Barnett were joined in matrimony June 21 at the Stritzke Ranch in Roseburg. Todd Barnett of Wellspring Bible Fellowship officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception.Learn more »
Miranda Lozano and Peter Hanson were married June 28, attended by close family and friends.Learn more »
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG
DOOLEY — Danielle and Matthew Dooley, Roseburg July 10, a daughter, Madelyn Elizabeth Dooley, 6 pounds 2 ouncesLearn more »
Club News: Rogue-Umpqua Base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc. inaugurates Base, elects member officers July 25July 21, 2014 —
Submarine vets to meet locally
The Rogue-Umpqua Base of the United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated will meet at noon Friday in the Huckleberry Room at the Seven Feathers Casino Hotel, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville.Learn more »
Club News: Umpqua Valley Quilters’ Guild hosts potluck and ‘Junk in the Trunk’ sale July 26 at River ForksJuly 21, 2014 —
UVQG unites for potluck
Umpqua Valley Quilters’ Guild day and evening members will gather for a potluck picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Discovery Gardens near the entrance to River Forks Park, 3047 Garden Valley Road, Roseburg.Learn more »
Altrusa supports Heifer Project
Altrusa International of Roseburg raised $600 for the Heifer Project in Cambodia, where one in three people live in poverty and 40 percent of the children are chronically malnourished. The Heifer Project reaches out to families in eight of Cambodia’s poorest districts to break this cycle.Learn more »
VFW Post 2468 hosts potluck
Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 2468 will host a potluck at 6 p.m. Friday at the VFW Hall, 1127 N.E. Walnut St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Kudos: Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation and Whipple Foundation Fund thanked for donations to youth educationJuly 21, 2014 —
Grants support youth programs
Throughout the year, Applegate Heritage House Arts and Education provides educational opportunities for our youth with in-school programs and after-school programs.Learn more »
Supporting our local food bank
Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation recently awarded a generous $7,000 donation to the South Douglas Food Bank, located in Riddle, to serve all of southern Douglas County’s communities. The food bank operates solely on donations with a cadre of caring volunteers, so this donation will allow us to purchase essential food for distribution to families in need. According to Director Jackie Villano, “We just could not function without these funds. We so much appreciate the long-term support of the tribal organization and donors in our communities to keep our shelves stocked with food.”Learn more »
Mosteller has 96th birthday
Earl Mosteller celebrated his 96th birthday by indulging in his favorite ice cream cake treat.Learn more »
DHS class of 1971 reunites
Douglas High School class of 1971 alums and their spouses are invited to Dick Heard’s ranch for an “in-between reunions” summer barbecue at 6 p.m. Saturday at 578 Rogers Road, Wilbur.Learn more »
Blessed at their
60th anniversaryLearn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses June 19 to July 7, 2014.
Nathan William Olson, 21, and Elizabeth Jolene Watts, 20, both of Roseburg, June 19Learn more »
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG
ESTRADA — Talysha and Aaron Estrada, Roseburg, July 3, a son, Drayke O’Ryan Estrada, 7 pounds 15 ouncesLearn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses June 11 to June 18, 2014.
William Henry Johnson, 78, and Barbara June Thompson, 65, both of Winston, June 11Learn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses June 2 to June 11, 2014.
Dwight Johnathan Lee Proctor, 24, and Hailee Dezerae Gardner, 23, both of Sutherlin, June 2Learn more »
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG
WILMARTH — Ginger Most and Allen Wilmarth, Yoncalla, June 25, a son, Owen James Wilmarth, 6 pounds 13 ouncesLearn more »
Santos- Van Kirk
Bethany Santos and Joshua Van Kirk were married recently at Mountain Springs Lodge in Leavenworth, Washington. Cousin of the groom’s mother, Christie Lagergren Brown of the United Methodist Church, officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception.Learn more »
Our community backs learning
The American Legion Auxiliary Baird-Heaton Post 152 of Oakland thanks all the individuals who purchased tickets for the American Flag afghan raffle.Learn more »
I purchased the 1919 Model TT Ford/American LaFrance chemical and hose fire engine in 2009 from Bob Taylor, the retired Healdsburg, California, fire chief. He had purchased the fire engine from the city and reassembled the vehicle.
While the fire engine had all of the parts necessary to restore the chemical tank system, much of the other fire equipment on the vehicle had disappeared over the years.Learn more »
It all started in 1958, when my parents decided to acquire a 3-acre piece of land near Bakersfield, California. The site was suitable for summer campouts.
The next two summers were spent camping and building a cabin on the property with my parents and uncle. Eventually a borrowed utility trailer was returned and my uncle bought a new 1960 Chevrolet half-ton pickup to haul the building materials to the site.Learn more »
Graffiti2014: Riddle’s Phil and Lynn Rich spent nine years on customized ’58 Chevy pickupJuly 8, 2014 —
Phil Rich of Riddle first saw the 1958 Chevrolet pickup as it sat in the front yard of a Tri City residence. The owner was ready to let it go for $1,200.
While it wasn’t an eyesore, the white and turquoise Chevy wasn’t eye candy, either. Still, its expansive rear window attracted Rich’s attention.
That was about nine years ago. Now, as it prepares to take a few laps around the Graffiti Weekend cruise route Saturday, the buffed and gleaming black raspberry Chevy represents one man’s determination to build the truck of his dreams.
“There aren’t many 1958s out there with the big back window,” said Rich, 66. “You see more of the ’55s through ’57s; there are not too many customized ’58s.”
“We get some amazing responses from people just driving down the road,” said his wife, Lynn Rich, 65.
Graffiti cruisers can encounter any number of roadblocks on the way to achieving the look and condition they want for their vintage vehicles. Sometimes it’s a lack of time. Often it’s a shortage of money. Though the Riches weren’t on a timetable when they acquired the Chevy, they didn’t expect to be derailed by medical emergencies.
“His two heart attacks slowed us down a bit,” said Lynn Rich, speaking calmly about what had to be a frightening time for them both.
The first heart attack struck Phil Rich in 2007, about four years after he retired from teaching science at the now-closed Canyonville Junior High. The next one was a year later. But even life-threatening setbacks couldn’t keep him from making slow but steady progress on converting the Chevy to a collector’s item. “I kept it going all the time,” he said.
The work had started with a trip to Bob Saily Automotive near Riddle, where Saily rebuilt the engine.
“I put in the drive train and made it drivable and runnable,” Saily said. He remembered the truck as “an absolute disaster” when it first arrived, after having sat out in all types of weather for many years.
“It had a six-cylinder at the time and was basically like a farm truck,” Rich recalled. “Bob built me a 383 stroker — it’s a 350 engine with a 400 crank, and a mild race cam gives it 425 horsepower.”
Saily also fabricated the Chevy and gave it a 1976 Camaro front clip, or suspension, which Rich said makes it ride less like a farm truck and more like a car. He also installed power steering.
Jake’s Auto Center in Canyonville redid the exhaust system.
For body work, the Riches hired a Winchester man who asked not to identified. Phil Rich said they decided to narrow the bed by 1½ inches, which led to other adjustments, and fabricated the Chevy’s rear with custom taillights “to make it look like a hot-rod pickup truck.”
Rich did some work himself, putting in the seats and carpeting and lining the bed with black walnut. Lynn Rich suggested he do the same for the headliner in the cab over the seats.
“Everybody does metal or fabric there,” she said. “Being a woman, I like the idea of things matching.”
At first, Lynn Rich said her sole participation in the project was making phone calls to get parts, which was no small task. But she admitted she also helped her husband install new seats and lent a hand with the body work.
“I was feeling the metal and trying to find dings in it,” said Rich, who worked at the front desk of the Seven Feathers Casino Resort’s hotel before her retirement.
The Riches opted to get a Rhino Linings finish applied not only in the pickup’s bed, but underneath the whole body, to prevent chipping and cut down on noise.
Though Lynn Rich said there’s always something new that could be done to the pickup, the couple say it’s mostly finished to their satisfaction. They’ve been taking the pickup to various car shows in the area and are getting kudos from others who appreciate the custom work they’ve had done. They picked up People’s Choice Award at a recent Tri City car show sponsored by Frontier Communications.
Lynn Rich still gets emotional when she tells of the Vietnam veteran who approached them at last year’s Sutherlin Blackberry Festival.
The man’s grandfather had owned a ’58 Chevy pickup, and the vet had fond memories of those times. “You guys did an awesome job,” he told the Riches.
Phil Rich said the customization project has “unquestionably” been worthwhile. It’s also the last one he’ll take on, he said.
“This is it; this is the one I wanted to do,” he said. But a moment later, he admitted it’s possible another rig in need of TLC might come along one day.
His wife, who clearly enjoys seeing her husband’s contentment with the Chevy, said she’s only driven it a few times. One day she’ll take it for a spin, she said. But for now, accompanying the pickup to the Graffiti cruise is as much excitement as she needs.
“I just like sitting in the passenger seat, waving at everybody,” she said.
• You can reach Assistant City Editor Tricia Jones at 541-957-4216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graffiti2014: Shuttle buses offer rides to show-n-shine and to cruiseJuly 8, 2014 —
Free shuttle bus rides will be available for two of Graffiti Weekend’s most popular activities.
Guests attending Saturday’s Stray Angels-River Forks Show-N-Shine at River Forks Park and Umpqua Flatheads Roseburg Graffiti Night Cruise in downtown Roseburg will be able to leave their own vehicles in larger parking lots and travel to those sites by bus.
The first bus headed to River Forks Park, located about six miles west of Roseburg in the Garden Valley area, will leave downtown Roseburg at 8 a.m. Buses will start their runs from the downtown parking garage at the corner of Rose and Washington streets and pick up additional passengers at the Macy’s store in the Roseburg Valley Mall off Stewart Parkway and at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, off Interstate 5 at Exit 123. The pickup spot at the fairgrounds will be near the museum, across from the main fairgrounds entrance.
The last bus will head back to Roseburg from River Forks Park at 4 p.m.
Parking at River Forks Park is limited and show organizers encourage people to take the shuttle buses. Guests coming back to the corner of Rose and Washington will also be close to the Downtown Shop-N-Shine Car Show that is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Roseburg.
The evening bus to the cruise downtown will operate from 5 to 9 p.m. Those buses will pick up passengers at Macy’s and at the fairgrounds. The last bus heading back to the parking areas will leave downtown at 9 p.m.
— The News-Review
Graffiti2014: Schedule for 33rd annual Graffiti Weekend in RoseburgJuly 8, 2014 —
33rd Graffiti Weekend schedule of events
SHERM’S KICKOFF TO GRAFFITI SHOW — 2 to 7 p.m., Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Hosted by Southern Oregon Lakester Society. Entry starts at noon. 541-430-4086.
RETIREMENT AND REST HOME EXHIBITS — Meet at 12:30 p.m. at Roseburg High School. Tour 1 to 4 p.m. with short displays at area senior centers. 541-673-8543 or 541-677-9863.
CRUIZIN’ AND VIEWIN’ — 6 to 10 p.m., Ten Down and Splitz, 2400 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd. Outdoor fundraising barbecue. Free soda for cruisers. 541-672-3601.
ROSEBURG TIRE PROS GRAFFITI WELCOME — 6 to 10 p.m., Roseburg Tire Pros, 1735 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg. Food and live music featuring Flashbak. 541-236-2635.
GRAFFITI CRUISE-IN — 8 to 10 p.m., Fast Stop on Diamond Lake Blvd., Pete’s Drive-In, Sonic Drive-in and Fast Stop Market in Green.
ROSEBURG DOWNTOWN FUN DAY — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Roseburg Town Center. Graffiti weekend information booth, sidewalk sales, gifts and discounts for participants. 541-673-3352.
OREGON PACIFIC BANK’S ICE CREAM SOCIAL — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2555 N.W. Edenbower Boulevard. Free ice cream and live music. 541-677-9454.
SHOW-N-SHINE AT THE RACES — 2 to 4 p.m. registration. Ticket gates open at 4 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds Speedway. Presented by Pacific Racing Association. Free admission for driver only. 100 car limit. 541-459-3068.
FAST STOP MARKET SHOW-N-SHINE — Register by 6 p.m. Fast Stop Market and Quickie Coffee, 4446 Old Highway 99 South in Green. Prizes at 8 p.m. Dash plaques first 50 cars. 541-643-8151.
SEVEN FEATHERS ENTERTAINMENT — Doors open 8 p.m., concert at 9 p.m., Seven Feathers Casino Resort, Canyonville. Purchase tickets online at sevenfeathers.com or in person at the box office. 1-800-548-8461.
ROCK ‘N’ ROLLIN PANCAKE BREAKFAST — 8 to 11 a.m. Pitchford Ranch, River Forks Park. All you can eat. $6 per person, $3 age 8 or younger or $15 per family (two adults and two children). Presented by Roseburg Optimist Club and Elmer’s Restaurant.
32ND RIVER FORKS SHOW-N-SHINE — Registration 8 to 11 a.m., show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., River Forks Park. Presented by Stray Angels Car Club. First 600 cars 1975 and older. No 4x4s, no entry fee. Dash plaques, raffles, trophies, food booths, free shuttle bus service, no pets, canned food donations accepted. 541-679-7868 or 541-315-5471.
COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION — 8 a.m., viewing opens, 9:30 a.m. toys and memorabilia auction, 10 a.m. car auction begins, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Douglas Hall. Free shuttle, vendors, food. Consign or register to bid: 541-689-6824.
DOWNTOWN SHOP-N-SHINE CAR SHOW — Setup at 8 a.m., show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Southeast Jackson Street in downtown Roseburg. Hosted by Cascade Historical Motor Club and Umpqua Flatheads. Free entry and admission, coffee and donuts for entrants, awards for people’s choice, dash plaques for the first 100, sidewalk sales, coupons, 50-50 raffle, music. 541-672-5325.
DRAG RACES — Noon to 4 p.m., Douglas County Speedway at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Presented by Pacific Racing Association. 541-459-3068.
WELLSPRING COME-N-GO-N-SHINE — 4 to 6 p.m., Wellspring Bible Fellowship Parking Lot, Garden Valley Boulevard and Kline Street. No preregistration and no fee.
33RD UMPQUA FLATHEADS ROSEBURG GRAFFITI NIGHT CRUISE — 6 to 9:30 p.m., closed cruise route on Southeast Jackson and Main streets. $10 cruise entry. No preregistration. Vehicles 1975 or older, no 4x4s, motorcycles or big trucks. Must have vehicle registration and proof of insurance. 541-817-5044 or 541-680-1942.
CRUIZIN’ AND VIEWIN’ — 6 to 10 p.m., Ten Down and Splitz, 2400 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., in Roseburg. Outdoor barbecue and live music. 541-672-3601.
GRAFFITI WEEKS-END FUN RUN — 9 to 10:30 a.m. registration, starts at 2475 N.W. Stewart Parkway, between McDonald’s and Parkway Medical Supply in Roseburg. Scenic route tour from Roseburg to Canyonville. Run ends at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville. Entry fee $5. 541-673-1520.
SEVEN FEATHERS OUTDOOR EVENT — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seven Feathers Casino Resort, Canyonville. Graffiti Weeks-End Fun Run cars on display by 11 a.m. Outdoor barbecue 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $2 for hot dogs, $3 for cheeseburgers. Free outdoor concert featuring The Fabulous Fairlanes from 2:30 to 5 p.m. A $20,000 classic cash giveaway 6 p.m. Entry dates June 1 to July 10. 1-800-548-8461.
For more information, go to www.graffitiweekend.com.